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[#] Mon Aug 22 2011 09:04:03 EDT from skpacman @ Uncensored

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Well, I already do the majority of my coding work in Microsoft

That's not a crime, that's a sin. Small difference there.

 

ROFL

Now that brightened up my morning :)

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Stephen D King
skpacman8629@gmail.com



[#] Mon Aug 22 2011 15:09:21 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Basically, I'd like to perform in some fashion again. I used to
really enjoy it, long, long ago. I think I'd still enjoy it. It might

be nice to turn it into a hobby so I can swap my job and hobby again.


Well, the source code repository for Citadel is right there waiting for you, whenever you're ready. <grin>

I must be an abberation of some sort. I've been in the same career my entire adult life, including more than ten years at my current job, and I still like it. I still like my career, I'm still passionate about technology, and I still feel good about coming to work every day.

[#] Mon Aug 22 2011 15:43:09 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Perhaps you don't burn yourself out.

[#] Mon Aug 22 2011 18:21:33 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Mo Aug 22 2011 15:43:09 EDT von fleeb @ Uncensored
Perhaps you don't burn yourself out.

remember blade runner?

the flame that burns brighter burns shorter.



[#] Mon Aug 22 2011 19:16:00 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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i would have kept doing desktop support for a while, but I would have needed to transition to some other area within a few years. After too long, it is hard to pretend to like the users.

8 years at current employer doing everything from text translation to turret gunner.

[#] Mon Aug 22 2011 22:57:36 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I've burned out then come back a number of times, but for me, now it's because I like carpentry more than I like programming.
But ain't nobody gonna pay me to build them a house.

[#] Tue Aug 23 2011 12:20:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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i would have kept doing desktop support for a while, but I would have


Oh hell no, if I still had to deal with end users every day I would have burned out a VERY long time ago. I'm way past that point in my career now.
I don't have the patience for that. As it is, I have very little patience for people who carelessly waste my time, and I have utter disdain for people who deliberately waste my time. Fortunately I've got a good position in a good company that doesn't routinely deal with end users in the first place.

[#] Tue Aug 23 2011 23:07:08 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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I actually had a pretty good spot documenting all of the tickets and basically managing the Remedy queue. We only had one computer on the network with Remedy, and no one else had ever used it before. I printed out the tickets, sorted them, and dispatched the team out to various sites with them, and then documented their work and closed or referred the tickets. It kept me busy for three weeks and I didn't interact with any users. And I LIKE doing documentation.



Then I was fired for not being a team player.

[#] Wed Aug 24 2011 07:49:15 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's nice. I wonder if they managed to find someone else to do that work to their specs.

[#] Wed Aug 24 2011 09:09:31 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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We actually had two team managers whose job I had been doing while they were doing... whatever it is they did. They didn't know how to use Remedy, and we had no way to get our tickets or get them documented, so I took over.

This was the Monday before Thanksgiving. I spent the nexxt 6 weeks running, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends before I shipped for basic. I worked a few weeks on a contract in late 2005, and a single day in 2007, but otherwise have not had civilian employment since late 2004.
IT stuff I did in uniform was collateral duty: "Hey, Steele, you know computers, right?"

[#] Thu Aug 25 2011 17:28:47 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Aug 25 2011 17:32:01 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Sorry - should'a bit'd that:

http://bit.ly/qMvvro



[#] Fri Aug 26 2011 10:27:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Then I was fired for not being a team player.

You should have had a talk with The Bobs.

[#] Fri Aug 26 2011 22:56:24 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Ladyhawke:

That is an amazingly descriptive matrix there.

[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 11:47:25 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Cute!



[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 18:25:15 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Amused me, as well.  Missing the Sales function, though, for 2x laugh potential!



[#] Sat Aug 27 2011 20:44:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That's because everyone has a fairly low opinion of the sales people, including themselves.

[#] Sun Aug 28 2011 13:27:59 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Ha!



[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 04:46:24 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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If I work in marketing, why am I up at 10pm doing tech support?



[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 22:54:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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BECAUSE I CAN'T PRINT!!!!!!1

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